What is the best antivirus for you?

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Which one do you feel the best antivirus for your system among the antivirus available in the market? And why?
  • Profile picture of the author anita75
    I am comfortable with Avast5...
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  • Profile picture of the author GreatWhite
    I like Avast because it works like a charm for me and it's FREE
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    • Profile picture of the author sandipandatta
      Originally Posted by GreatWhite View Post

      I like Avast because it works like a charm for me and it's FREE
      you would get free versions for almost every antivirus software but I have bad experience with these free s/w s . They do not protect you like the registered antivirus do.
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  • Profile picture of the author poweronics
    My vote goes to avast as its free and works very easily with a user friendly interface.
    I downloaded mine from soft32.com. Here is the link: Download avast! Antivirus Free 7.0.1426
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    • Profile picture of the author Moola Mails
      I use Microsoft Security Essentials because it is free and does the job. I would like to see a comparison chart for all the free anti viruses.
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    • Profile picture of the author vishalesskay
      · List of best anti-virus for PC are:




      · ESET NOD32 Antivirus 8
      · Web root Internet Security Plus 2015
      · Panda Global Protection 2015
      · G-Data Internet Security 2015
      · McAfee Live Safe 2015
      · AVG Free Antivirus 2016
      · A vast Free Antivirus 2015
      · Panda Free Antivirus 2016
      · Qihoo 360 Total Security 2016
      · Trend Micro Internet Security 2015
      · Bit Defender Antivirus Free Edition 2016
      · Avira Free Antivirus 2015
      · Kaspersky Total Security 2015
      · Bit defender Internet Security 2015
      · Symantec Norton Security with Backup
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  • Profile picture of the author sandipandatta
    So no one likes norton?
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    • Profile picture of the author Bengood
      I use AVGfree and Avast.

      Originally Posted by sandipandatta View Post

      So no one likes norton?
      #%$! Norton, hate that pre-installed shovel ware. Obnoxious pop-ups.

      Avast saved my skin many times, always have an anti-virus on your computer if you care about the data that is on it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fary
    I read a lot of articles about Avast and they all recommend the free version for essential protection. I like it and found it more than enough as Antivirus software.
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  • Profile picture of the author rodz37
    eset all the way baby!
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  • Profile picture of the author mustbecrap
    Nod has to be the best.. You are able to purchase for 3 years for a stupid price considering the program....

    Whatever you do stay away from nortons its almost a virus in itself...
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  • Profile picture of the author MrPasture13
    Microsoft Security Essentials is a great anti virus. i like it and using..
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  • Profile picture of the author headerdesign
    I don't use any antivirus program as I have mac. However I used to use AVG in my old notebook.
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    • Profile picture of the author TheInternet
      MSE because Microsoft knows its OS best and has more incentive to make it work perfectly.

      Originally Posted by headerdesign View Post

      I don't use any antivirus program as I have mac. However I used to use AVG in my old notebook.
      People are finally discovering that Macs are not immune to viruses, so make sure you follow the security best practices users of non-Mac PCs have been following for decades.

      Originally Posted by KimW View Post

      To new members:
      If you use the search function you will see this has been discussrd numerous times.
      Doing this will give you the answers you need and will not make it look like you are making posts simply to rasie your post count,which doesn't happen here in the Off Topic Forum anyway.
      Quality within the AV market bounces around enough to need a new "best" thread every few years. Who in 2005 would have thought Microsoft would have the best AV on a reasonably secure OS?
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      • Profile picture of the author KimW
        Originally Posted by TheInternet View Post

        MSE because Microsoft knows its OS best and has more incentive to make it work perfectly.

        They should,but it still doesn't



        People are finally discovering that Macs are not immune to viruses, so make sure you follow the security best practices users of non-Mac PCs have been following for decades.

        Macs are definitely not immune now,now have they ever been,though attacks were a lot fewer. But this also gets discussed it seems in every AV thread.
        In the past week or so I believe there was just reports of an infection.



        Quality within the AV market bounces around enough to need a new "best" thread every few years. Who in 2005 would have thought Microsoft would have the best AV on a reasonably secure OS?

        If it was actually every few years you may be correct, but if you just use the search function you will see that new people start these threads every few weeks or months. The market doesn't change that much.

        What we see here in the Off Topic Forum
        quite frequently are posts like this from members who have just joined the forum whose sole intent it to raise their post count.

        Which was the reason for my first reply.
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        • Profile picture of the author sandipandatta
          I am not posting here in this post to increase my post count. I just wanted to know other members view. I was having a discussion with my friends over the antivirus they use so I thought lets take view of forum members. What they think about on this particular topic.

          Originally Posted by KimW View Post

          If it was actually every few years you may be correct, but if you just use the search function you will see that new people start these threads every few weeks or months. The market doesn't change that much.

          What we see here in the Off Topic Forum
          quite frequently are posts like this from members who have just joined the forum whose sole intent it to raise their post count.

          Which was the reason for my first reply.
          Everyone is mentioning the name but not the reason they like it. I like McAfee and AVG personally for their support at the time of browsing net, detecting malwares, spy wares, suspicious websites, and above all these two helps you identifying the virus in USB flash drives.
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    To new members:
    If you use the search function you will see this has been discussrd numerous times.
    Doing this will give you the answers you need and will not make it look like you are making posts simply to rasie your post count,which doesn't happen here in the Off Topic Forum anyway.
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  • Profile picture of the author peterjohns
    I still like kaspersky
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  • Profile picture of the author dawida
    It is possible that the reason for the 'restart loops' you experienced with AVG is because you have a malware infection that is interfering with the software. Its certainly worth looking into. Restart windows in safe mode with networking, download and install Malwarebytes. Run a full system scan from within safe mode. I personally have used AVG and found it to be a very stable AV. You can also try Avast! free.
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  • Profile picture of the author tellymaxx
    Various anti virus are there and different people make the use of different anti virus. Well I prefer to use Kaspersky and Quick Heal. Both are best to use and provide full security.
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    • Profile picture of the author maclennan
      ESET is my choice easy to use,update and very powerful antivirus software...
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  • Profile picture of the author arboldeolivo
    I'm going to try out McAfee. Kaspersky was ok, but change is good.
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  • Profile picture of the author blogfreakz
    Mine too I've been using Avast for 3 years already and it never fails me down
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  • Profile picture of the author gomes0433
    I'll give the 1st priority to Kaspersky antivirus because this particular antivirus is best to remove all types of viruses from your PC.
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  • Profile picture of the author Anna7
    AVG. It's easy to use and it's stable. But Avast is good too.
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  • Profile picture of the author peterlinkss
    All the anti virus are same in operation. The only thing which separates one from the other is the memory which they use to get installed in the system. There is no such anti virus, which heals or repairs the files and folders effected by virus. However I have come across many anti virus and currently I am using AVG. It shares a very small memory of the system.
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  • Profile picture of the author sandipandatta
    One time best antivirus Mr. Norton is no where in the race.... I do not like it because of the amount of memory and resource it uses is higher than anyother AV in the market. Thus it makes the system go slow..
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  • Profile picture of the author JHONYY1
    I like Avast, I never faced any kind of virus in my PC after this one.
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  • Profile picture of the author ghentyal
    Avira avista
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  • Profile picture of the author DaisySibyl
    It's kind of strange that I am using an antivirus, as I usually just installed them when I wanted to scan the PC, but now I am using Avast.
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  • Profile picture of the author TechKing
    Norton 360 is best for me ..
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    • Profile picture of the author CitizenEra5ed
      Kaspersky for me also.

      I recently used Macafee for a while as my ISP gave me it for free. I've had several viruses whilst using it so I've gone back to Kaspersky.

      Chris
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  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    The best would be the one that automatically formatted the user's hard drive when they start a thread like this and/or post in it. :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author eguinan
    I have always sworn by McAfee. I recently switched to Microsoft Security Essentials and had a nasty virus downloaded. It started with frozen screens. I immediately downloaded Nortons and it saved my computer! Many don't know that internet providers generally come with a free full download of a popular anti-virus. I only used Norton's this time because it was free. I think I love it now.
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  • Profile picture of the author kazim
    Among all of these Antivirus available in the market, I think Microsoft Security essential and SafeBytes are best. The two main reasons are
    1. Effectiveness
    2. It won't make your PC slow.
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  • Profile picture of the author DURABLEOILCOM
    Originally Posted by sandipandatta View Post

    Which one do you feel the best antivirus for your system among the antivirus available in the market? And why?
    Webroot is the best in my experience.
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    • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
      Originally Posted by DURABLEOILCOM View Post

      Webroot is the best in my experience.
      You do realise you're posting in a 3 and a half year old thread don't you?

      The poster above you resurrected it to get exposure for their sig.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeTucker
    What is the best antivirus for you?

    I tend to go with whatever certain members of the scientific community recommend.
    Although some years I skip the flu shot, depending on whether I have a lot going on,
    or if I'm going to be staying at home most of Flu Season anyway.

    It might be time for me to update my tetanus shot-- I haven't had one since I was 17 or so?
    But that's really a toxin, not a virus, so I'm not sure it counts for this discussion?
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    • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
      Originally Posted by MikeTucker View Post



      I tend to go with whatever certain members of the scientific community recommend.
      Although some years I skip the flu shot, depending on whether I have a lot going on,
      or if I'm going to be staying at home most of Flu Season anyway.

      It might be time for me to update my tetanus shot-- I haven't had one since I was 17 or so?
      But that's really a toxin, not a virus, so I'm not sure it counts for this discussion?
      Mike; I went all the way to the end of this thread, so I could say "Penicillin".

      Damn you.
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  • Avast is Best antivirus.
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  • Profile picture of the author Carlos Jane
    I am also support avast as well. This is free antivirus and works best for PC.
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  • Profile picture of the author alycium
    I prefer AVG. It's simple and has gotten the job done for many years now.
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    • Profile picture of the author kathrynloren
      But free version of AVG antivirus has outdated destinations, i would rather use a premium antivirus software. first of all security is important for computer to protect your private and secure data.
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  • Profile picture of the author tahoecale
    Yes, this is an old resurrected thread which could have found opinions by using the search feature. Since this is here though, I will state my opinion.

    The best out there would be ESET Node32. Yes, it is a paid service but it is the best around. It will find and stop anything that you come across.

    For an Example: I have a friend that clicks on just about anything or visits questionable sites. He was always coming over saying his laptop was slow or had a virus and just reformatted his computer. Eventually I had him purchase this product. Since then he has had 0 problems. It will stop everything in its tracks.

    This is what I recommend is the best and that everyone should have.
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  • Profile picture of the author mohsin qureshi
    AVG Antti viruls, all the time. I used it from 2011 when first time i installed it.
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  • Profile picture of the author kathrynloren
    AVG antivirus is good but is old from the 2011 so some updates is require
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